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Aerial Reconnaissance for the North Atlantic in 2020

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Other basins in 2020: East & Central Pacific | West Pacific

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Named Storms

Arthur
May 16 - May 18
Highest Flight Level Wind: 62 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 44 knots
Lowest MSLP: 993 mb
5 Missions

Cristobal
June 2 - June 7
Highest Flight Level Wind: 59 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 52 knots
Lowest MSLP: 993 mb
9 Missions

Fay
July 9 - July 11
Highest Flight Level Wind: 65 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 49 knots
Lowest MSLP: 998 mb (extrap)
4 Missions

Gonzalo
July 24 - July 25
Highest Flight Level Wind: 41 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 48 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1009 mb
2 Missions

Hanna
July 22 - July 25
Highest Flight Level Wind: 86 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 81 knots
Lowest MSLP: 974 mb
7 Missions

Isaias
July 28 - August 4
Highest Flight Level Wind: 117 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 88 knots
Lowest MSLP: 986 mb (extrap)
24 Missions

Josephine
August 14 - August 16
Highest Flight Level Wind: 47 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 37 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1004 mb (extrap)
3 Missions

Laura
August 20 - August 27
Highest Flight Level Wind: 148 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 137 knots
Lowest MSLP: 938 mb
24 Missions

Marco
August 20 - August 24
Highest Flight Level Wind: 70 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 69 knots
Lowest MSLP: 991 mb (extrap)
12 Missions

Nana
September 1 - September 3
Highest Flight Level Wind: 72 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 62 knots
Lowest MSLP: 995 mb
6 Missions

Omar
August 31
Highest Flight Level Wind: 30 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 28 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1008 mb (extrap)
1 Mission

Paulette
September 12 - September 14
Highest Flight Level Wind: 93 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 80 knots
Lowest MSLP: 970 mb
6 Missions

Sally
September 12 - September 16
Highest Flight Level Wind: 110 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 90 knots
Lowest MSLP: 968 mb
16 Missions

Teddy
September 15 - September 22
Highest Flight Level Wind: 131 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 114 knots
Lowest MSLP: 947 mb
16 Missions

Beta
September 17 - September 22
Highest Flight Level Wind: 61 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 59 knots
Lowest MSLP: 994 mb
9 Missions

Gamma
October 2 - October 5
Highest Flight Level Wind: 66 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 53 knots
Lowest MSLP: 988 mb
8 Missions

Delta
October 5 - October 9
Highest Flight Level Wind: 132 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 121 knots
Lowest MSLP: 953 mb
21 Missions

Epsilon
October 21 - October 22
Highest Flight Level Wind: 110 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 98 knots
Lowest MSLP: 953 mb
4 Missions

Zeta
October 24 - October 28
Highest Flight Level Wind: 119 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 87 knots
Lowest MSLP: 971 mb
17 Missions

Eta
November 1 - November 12
Highest Flight Level Wind: 137 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 135 knots
Lowest MSLP: 925 mb
21 Missions

Iota
November 14 - November 17
Highest Flight Level Wind: 147 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 143 knots
Lowest MSLP: 919 mb
8 Missions


Depressions

No available data.

Suspect Areas

No available data.


Non-Tasked Missions


Any mission that has not been tasked by the National Hurricane Center will appear in the archive at the link above. Research missions, including ones that are tropical, and winter missions will appear in this section of the archive.



Recon data on our site is raw. The raw observations will contain errors at times. The dates above represent the period over which reconnaissance took place, not the duration of the storm. The first date is the date of the first mission and the last date is the date of the last mission. All other observations noted on this archive page come solely from vortex messages, if available. Since this data is more likely to have been reviewed, we use it rather than using any other products on this summary page. It will still sometimes be erroneous. Additionally, our site will not always decode the most significant observations. If that occurs, they will not be reflected here. The highest flight level wind will usually be from the highest flight level wind remark in the remarks section, though it may come from item F, which is where the maximum inbound flight level wind is reported. The highest estimated surface wind is either from item D, the highest surface wind on the inbound leg, or from the highest surface wind remark if available. The surface wind is estimated either by SFMR or visually. The lowest mean sea level pressure (MSLP) comes from item H. If it was extrapolated, rather than measured by a dropsonde, it will be noted if it was noted as such in the vortex message.

Once a suspect area strengthens into a depression or named storm, or a depression strengthens into a named storm, we manually associate the recon that was done into that storm when it was weaker with the name of the highest level of development it achieved. (depression number or named storm)